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Stitch Disney pins that are a must have

There are not many things cuter than these Stich Disney pins (trust us, we’ve looked). Whether you’re a Disney superfan or just beginning your life long love of all things Disney…these pins are for you.

Disney Cutie Stitch Laughing Pin

One of the cutest Stitch Disney pins there are…laughing loveable Stitch!

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Disney Cast Lanyard Series 3 – Stitch on a Surfboard Pin

Surf’s Up Stitch

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Disney Pin 38770: WDW DLR – Stitch as Elvis

“Ain’t nothing but a hound dog”

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Disney Lilo & Stitch Pin Set

Adorable Lilo & Stitch Disney Pin Set

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Disney Lilo & Stitch Characters – Stitch with a Bikini Top on His Head Pin

Oh Stitch, at it again…bikini top on his head pin.

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Disney Parks Stitch In Aloha Shirt w/ Coconut Drink Trading Pin, Red, 3″

Relaxation Stitch.

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Disney Pin – Rainbow Collection – Stitch

Rainbow Stitch Disney Collection.

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Whether as gifts for someone else, or just adding to your own personal collection…these Stitch Disney Pins are a must have!

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Tips to make your first Universal Studios trip even better

Top 10 Pro Trips For Your First Time at Universal Studios (also helpful for seasoned visitors alike!)

Visiting Universal Studios is an exciting time, whether it’s your first time or 100th. But…there are a few things to know that can make your experience that much better. We’ve compiled the top 10 tips to know when visiting Universal Studios.

  1. Harry Potter fan? Park to Park tickets are a must…because you can’t ride Hogwarts Express without it.
  2. Wear comfortable shoes…seriously, leave the fashionable (uncomfortable) shoes at home. You won’t regret it.
  3. Hydration is key. Either invest in a refillable cup. Or…if you’re content with water…save money and plan to refill water bottles (with water) from any soda fountain machines. Added Pro Tip: Even if you don’t bring a water bottle or don’t want to, anytime you pass a kiosk/cart with no line, ask for a free cup…then fill with water at any soda fountain machine.
  4. Get the App. It’s 100% worth it. It’ll help you decide what to do next and you’ll be able to see wait times for both rides and shows. It also shows restaurants for the parks, menus, where the bathrooms are.
  5. Check out food options outside the park as well. CityWalk have some of the best food options available. Making reservations can also save you time and headache after a long day.
  6. Poncho, don’t forget a Poncho. A small, inexpensive (typically for $1-$2) one that can be kept in your pocket can be a trip saver. Besides the very common passing shower that is a regular event in Orlando, it’s also great for water rides!
  7. Harry Potter fan? Whether you are or aren’t, you’ll still want to check out Diagon Alley. There’s so much to see, explore, and the detail throughout is unmatched.
  8. Bring a drawstring bag (or fanny pack…they’re back in style, right??). Whether it’s for your water bottle or sunscreen (which is very expensive in the park), it’ll be worth it. And even if you don’t bring a bag, in the very least, try and bring a couple zip lock bags and a few bandaids. These can be a lifesaver. Whether it’s due to blisters, keeping your phone dry, or filling a bag with ice, they’re great to have in those “just in case” scenarios.
  9. Do not expect to be able to see everything (both parks) in one day. If possible, opt for 2-3 days. There is so much detail and so many easter eggs throughout both parks, that it really is impossible to fully take in, in one day.
  10. If rides are a priority, consider the Express Pass. If you stay at a premier resort, many offer Express Passes as part of the package (you’ll also get free transportation). Weigh the cost of the Express Pass, if you’re leaning that way, with the added cost of a premier resort that may include these added perks. Many times, it’ll make sense and be cheaper in the end by paying a bit extra for resorts with these perks.
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Thanksgiving at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando offers a variety of Thanksgiving breakfast and dinner buffets along with other activities. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure will also be open until 8pm November 24-27.

For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463) or book online.

Portofino Bay Hotel

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Trattoria del Porto – Adults $65 | Children (3–9) $20
(Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 • 11am-6pm)
Enjoy a Portofino-style Thanksgiving Day feast at Trattoria del Porto. Entertainment includes appearances by Universal characters, kids holiday crafts and activities table, face painter, balloon artist and live musician.

Chilled Seafood Display

  • Jumbo Shrimp Skewer, Spicy Tuna Tartare, Marinated Mussels and Oysters
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Fritter
  • Cocktail Sauce, Cognac Sauce, Mignonette Sauce and Lemon

Italian Antipasto & Artisan Cheeses

  • Cured and Smoked Italian Meats to include: Salame Felino, Coppa Beretta, Rosetta Dry Sausage, Sopressata, Truffle Salame, Apple and Pear Compote and Stone Ground Mustard
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses served with Crackers and selection of Homemade Breads
  • Dried Fruits, Nuts and Assorted Fruit Paste
  • House Smoked Salmon with Traditional Garnitures
  • Tropical Fruit Display

Salads

  • Classic Waldorf Salad
  • Roasted Beetroot with Fresh Herb, Citrus Drizzled
  • Truffle Roasted Pumpkin and Couscous Salad
  • Sweet Potato and Smoked Trout Salad, Olive Oil and Flat Leaf Parsley
  • Blackened Shrimp and Sweet Potato with Toasted Cumin Seed Dressing
  • Mediterranean Shredded Chicken Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Vegetable Quinoa with Cranberry Dressing

Tossed Salad

  • Mixed Baby Greens with Mandarin Orange Segments
  • Cucumber, Shaved Fennel and Tomato
  • Cherry and Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Romaine Lettuce with Caesar Dressing
  • Parmesan, Croutons and White Anchovies

Individual Appetizers

  • Leek Quiche with Candied Smoked Bacon Crisp
  • Bocconcini with Vine-ripened Grape Tomatoes

Omelet and Risotto Station

  • Create-Your-Own Omelet Station
  • Risotto Station with Assorted Toppings

Soup Station

  • Blend of Fall Squash and Hearty Herbs with Infused Oil, Toasted Candied Walnuts

Pasta Station

  • Create-Your-Own Pasta with the Chef’s Fresh Selection of Vegetables, Shrimp and Chicken, Penne or Fettuccini Pasta and Marinara, Alfredo or Pesto Sauces

Presented in Chafers

  • Braised Lamb with Onions, Carrots and Celery
  • Gremolata Herbs in Oil, Roasted Garlic Cloves
  • Slow-cooked Beef Short Rib Tajine Style, Roasted Purple Potato
  • Seared Stone Bass, Brussels Sprouts, Mustard Lemon Sauce
  • Bay Shrimp Orecchiette Pasta with Avocado Cream, Red Pepper Flakes
  • Pan-grilled Sea Scallops, Caramelized Fennel, Charred Tomato, Citrus Gremolata
  • Confit Baby Carrot with Cardamom, Orange and Bay Leaves
  • Crispy Chicken, Roasted Butternut Squash, Scallion Garlic Remoulade
  • Medley of Baby Root Vegetables

Carving Station and Chef Station

  • Roast Turkey with Wild Mushroom and Thyme Stuffing, Pan Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
  • Baked Ham Glazed with Golden Pineapple and Dark Rum Warm Spice-infused Sweet Potatoes
  • Garlic Crusted Rib Roast of Beef, Creamed Horseradish, Natural Jus, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
  • Char Siu Style Roasted Pork Loin, Kimchi Cabbage, Hoisin Glaze

Desserts

  • Pecan Bourbon Pie with Whipped Cream
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Strawberry Compote
  • Pumpkin Pie with Ganache
  • Gingerbread Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Chocolate Flour-less Cake with Sour Cherries
  • Caramel Flan
  • Cranberry Almond Cake with Crème Anglaise
  • Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Hazelnuts
  • Orange Grand Marnier Tarts
  • Pistachio Crème Brûlée
  • Holiday Cookies

Dessert Action Station

  • Apple Strudel with Warm Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Children’s Buffet

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
  • Broccoli and Carrots
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Fingers
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Jell-O
  • Cookies
  • Brownies

Mama Della’s Ristorante – $40 + tax & gratuity
(Thursday, November 25, 2021)
Thanksgiving dinner special menus and offers. Enjoy Thanksgiving in a warm, personable and homey restaurant featuring strolling musicians and offering Italian specialties.

Call 407-503-1200 to make your reservation at Mama Della’s Ristorante!

Main Course
A choice of Mama’s Slow Roasted Turkey or Ham, with String Bean Almondine and Traditional Italian Stuffing

Sides
A choice of Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Sweet Potatoes accompanied by Sage Pan Gravy and Cranberry Sauce

Dessert
A choice of Traditional Tiramisu, Molten Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin Tart or Chocolate Dipped Cannoli

Hard Rock Hotel

Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet in the Avalon Ballroom – Adults $21 | Children (3–9) $12 | Children (10-14) $16
(Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 7am – 11am)

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in The Kitchen – Adults $62 | Children (3-9) $22
(Thursday, November 25 • 11am-4pm & 5pm-10pm)
Featuring chilled Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Maple Glazed Turkey, and more. Entertainment includes Universal Orlando characters, a magic man, balloon artist and face painter.

Main Features

Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque
Chive Crème Fraiche

Domestic and Imported Cheeses
Crackers and Artisan Breads

Farmer’s Market Crudité
Garden Greens Dressing

Fennel and Coriander Cured Gravlax
Classic Garnishes, Pumpernickel Crostini

Chilled Seafood Bar
Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Chardonnay Poached Jumbo Shrimp and Steamed Mussels
Yuzu Cocktail Sauce, Lime Mignonette and Warm Butter

Salads

  • String Bean, Arugula, Roasted Pumpkin and Toasted Almonds
  • Honey Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
  • Orecchiette Pasta, Shrimp, Kalamata Olives and Parmesan
  • Roasted Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

The Kitchen Salad Bar
Organic Field Greens, Garnishes, Toppings and Dressings

Chef Carved Items
Baked Country Ham, Bourbon Honey Mustard, Pears and Cherries Compote
Grilled Herbed NY Strip Loin, Cabernet Demi and Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Maple Glazed Turkey, Riesling Pan Gravy, Cranberry and Citrus Relish

Hot Sides

  • Maple Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon with Citrus Butter
  • Baked Ziti, Grape Tomatoes, Pancetta and Prosciutto Parmesan Cream
  • Traditional Corn Bread & Sausage Stuffing
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Garlic Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes
  • Green Beans Amandine
  • Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Kids Items

  • Mini Pizza
  • Chicken Tenders and Steak Fries
  • Mac and Cheese

Desserts

  • Warm Apple Cobbler
  • Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Elvis Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter Pie
  • Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Chocolate Mousse Shooter and Strawberry Cheesecake Shooter
  • Double Chocolate
  • Red Velvet & Carrot Cupcakes
  • Vanilla Cheesecake Pops
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Pumpkin Cookies
  • Fresh Fruit Tart

Royal Pacific Resort

  • Wantilan Luau with Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the Saturday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Tree Lighting in the lobby on the Friday after Thanksgiving

Jake’s American Bar Breakfast Buffet – Adults $21.99 | Children (3-9) $11.99 | Add all-you-can-drink Mimosas and Bloody Marys for $12
(Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 7am-12pm)

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Islands Dining Room – Adults $58 | Children (3-9) $26
(Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 11am – 9pm)
Featuring maple citrus roasted Carolina turkey, wild mushroom stuffed chicken breast and more. Entertainment will feature Universal Orlando characters, a face painter, balloon artist, island musicians and hula dancers.

Salads and Cheese

  • Field Greens with Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots, Focaccia Croutons
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese Dressing, Orange-Cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Tropical Fruit Ambrosia Salad
  • Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad
  • Fennel and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad
  • Vietnamese Turkey Salad with Ginger Chili Vinaigrette
  • Goat Cheese, Pears, Candied Pecans and Maple Balsamic Dressing
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses
  • Assorted Sliced Baguettes, Crostini and Crackers

Raw Bar and Smoked Fish

  • Iced Raw Bar Jumbo Shrimp, Oysters and Green Lip Mussels, King Crab Legs
  • Lemon, Limes, Tabasco Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa and Cocktail Sauce
  • Hickory Smoked Seafood Display to include: Scallops, Hot and Cold Smoked Salmon, Corvina and Shrimp with Honey Mustard Dill Sauce

Cheese and Charcuterie Display

  • Imported and Domestic Cheeses
  • Prosciutto, Cantimpalo, Chorizo, Chicken Sausage
  • Thai Curry Chicken Terrine
  • Hoisin Duck Rillett

Sushi Station

  • Assortment of Japanese Sushi Rolls including: Tuna, California and Vegetable
  • Vietnamese Vegetable and Shrimp Summer Rolls with Sweet Chili and Toasted Peanut Dipping Sauces

Stir-Fry Station
Create-Your-Own Stir-Fry with Chicken, Beef or Shrimp, Rice Noodles, Jasmine Rice and Lo Mein Noodles, Assorted Vegetables, Thai Red Curry, Teriyaki, Lemon Grass Broth or Sweet and Sour Sauce

Omelet Station (Until 2PM)
Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Chorizo, Ham, Onion, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Mozzarella

Waffles (Until 2PM)
Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Carving Station, Soup and Sides

  • Mushroom Barley Soup
  • Maple Citrus Brined Roasted Carolina Tom Turkey
  • Apple and Sausage Focaccia Stuffing, Pan Gravy and Orange Cranberry Compote
  • Palmetto Creek Farms Pork Loin Stuffed with Dried Fruits, Rum Raisin Demi
  • Roasted Golden Sea Bass with Spinach, Tomato, Lemon, Smoked Tomato Broth
  • Wild Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes Cinnamon Honey Glaze
  • Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes
  • Broccoli Rabe, Spaghetti Squash and Brussels Sprouts Glazed with Balsamic Brown Sugar

Pastries

  • An Array of Freshly Baked
  • Breads, Pastries, Cakes and Pies

Emeril’s Tchoup Chop – $49 + tax & gratuity
(Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 12pm-9pm)

This Thanksgiving Chef Ryan offers the following 3-course Thanksgiving menu (along with a limited à la carte dinner menu) at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

Call 407-503-2467 to make your reservation at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop!

Starters
Calabaza Veloute – Spiced Crema, Drunken Cherries
or
Autumn Baby Greens – Granola, Apples, Craisins, Fig Balsamic

Entree
Traditional Roast Turkey – Buttered Green Beans, Hawaiian Sweet and Corn Bread Stuffing, Smashed Potatoes, Citrus Cranberry Relish, Gravy

Dessert
Holiday Pies A la’ Mode

Sapphire Falls Resort

  • Christmas Tree Lighting in the lobby on the Friday after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet (7am-11am)
Adults $26.99 | Children (3-9) $14.99 | Add all-you-can-drink Mimosas and Cubanitas for $12

Thanksgiving Buffet in Amatista Cookhouse (Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 11am-9pm)
Caribbean-style Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Entertainment will include Universal Orlando characters, a steel drummer, face painter and balloon artist.

Salads and Cheese

  • Field Greens with Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots, Red Onions, Cornbread Croutons, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette, Avocado Ranch Dressing, Orange-Cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Fingerling and Purple Potato Salad with Hot Bacon Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus Salad with Toasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate Seeds, Herb Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Vegetables Quinoa Salad
  • Kale and Roasted Beet Salad with Almonds, Feta, Pickled Onions and a Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Tropical Fruits Ambrosia
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses and Cured Meats
  • Assorted Sliced Baguettes, Crostini and Crackers

Raw Bar and Smoked Fish

  • Iced Raw Bar Jumbo Shrimp with Oysters and Green Lip Mussels, King Crab Legs
  • Lemon, Limes, Tabasco and Cocktail Sauce

Ceviche Station

  • Shrimp and Lobster Ceviche with Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Jalapeño, Cilantro, Garlic
  • Lemon and Lime Juice, Plantain and Tortilla Chips

Charcuterie from the Islands

  • Southwest Chicken Terrine with Calabaza and Sweet Corn Relish
  • Chorizo Sausage, Cantinpalo, Chicken-Apple Sausage
  • Cornichon, Grain and Dijon Mustard
  • Hickory Smoked Seafood Display to include: Scallops, Hot and Cold Smoked Salmon, Shrimp

Churasco Station

  • Char Grilled Beef Churasco with Brazilian Sausage Skewers
  • Sweet Plantain, Chimichurri Sauce

Omelet and Waffle Station (Until 2pm)
Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Onion, Baby Spinach, Chorizo, Ham, Apple Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheeses

Waffles (Until 2pm)
Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Carving Station and Sides

  • Calabaza Corn Chowder
  • Mesquite Roasted Turkey and Sage Cornbread Stuffing
  • Natural Pan Gravy and Cranberry-Citrus Relish
  • Palmetto Creek Farms Smoked Ham with Pineapple Whiskey Glaze
  • Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Yellow Tomato Coulis
  • Pan-seared Chicken Breast with Port Wine Reduction
  • Maple Candied Pecans and Apple Roasted Sweet Potato
  • Smashed Red Skin Potatoes
  • Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Root Vegetables

Pastries
An Array of Freshly Baked Breads, Pastries, Cakes and Pies

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

A Thanksgiving dinner with a variety classic holiday menu items will be available at in the Bayliner Diner (12pm-11pm)
Adults: $16.99 | Children (3-9) $7.99 | Add dessert $3

There will be a variety of holiday movies, activities and the Macy’s Day Parade will be shown on the jumbo screens in Bayliner Diner.

Emeril’s Thanksgiving at CityWalk

Emeril’s Orlando at Universal CityWalk will offer there regular menu along with a special Thanksgiving menu from 12pm-9pm

Call 407-224-2424 to make your reservation at Emeril’s.

Turkey Plate – $36
Turkey-andouille cornbread stuffing, truffled green bean casserole, rosemary-garlic potatoes, cran-apple relish

“Turducken” Gumbo
– $13
Smoked turkey, chicken andouille, crispy duck wing, country potato salad

Spinach & Brie Salad – $13
Triple cream brie, dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, fennel, brown butter vinaigrette

Marbled Pumpkin Cheescake – $10
Gingersnap crust, bourbon sorghum

Thanksgiving at Hard Rock Cafe in CityWalk

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe from 8:30 AM – 12:00 AM

Hard Rock Cafe Orlando Thanksgiving MEAL:

  • Roasted Turkey
  • HOMEMADE pan gravy
  • Cornbread dressing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Fresh green beans
  • Cranberry sauce

Adult meal – $21.95
Children’s meal – $9.95
Pumpkin pie w/ vanilla whipped cream – $7.95

Volunteer for Feeding Children Everywhere

Loews Hotels and Feeding Children Everywhere are partnering together across Central Florida to package 375,000 healthy meals for people in need. There will be great music, good fun and a volunteer experience like no other!

NEW! Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

Universal Orlando Resort is partnering with Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment, to bring a brand-new parade to Universal Studios Florida. Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s will feature more than a dozen new festivel balloons and over 15 incredibly detailed floats that can’t be seen anywhere else – all designed exclusively for Universal Orlando. The parade will also include appearances by the Minions and other favorite characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar and Shrek – and the jolly man himself, Santa Claus. The parade runs November 18 to January 6.

PASSHOLDER EXCLUSIVE

Annual Passholder Viewing Area for the All-New Holiday Parade

Passholders can enjoy the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s from a special viewing area in front of Mel’s Drive-In™. Just show your valid Seasonal or Annual Pass to get in. Make sure to arrive early, as space is limited. Note that blockout dates apply to Seasonal and Power Annual Passes.

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NBC Sports Grill & Brew

NBC Sports Grill & Brew is located in CityWalk and offers a unique sports dining experience. Nearly 100 high-definition screens immerse you in a stream of sports coverage as you drink and dine. Expect much more than your average bar food; a mix of tasty classics and incredible new creations are on the menu. Discover Crab Scotch Eggs alongside Chicken Nachos, Asian Grilled Chicken Salad in addition to burgers and ribs, and an insane seven-layer banana cake.

The Giant Soft Pretzel

Anyone else love soft pretzels as much as me? If you do, you have to try this delicious monstrosity! The pretzel is warm, soft, yummy and displayed on two metal hockey sticks.

NBC Grill Giant Soft Pretzel

It comes with a side of Jalapeno Queso and Bertmans Ball Park Mustard. Be sure to bring a friend to help you eat this one. There are a variety of soft pretzels throughout the park but this one stands out from the crowd for its size and taste. You can get this BAD BOY at the NBC Sports Grill & Brew in CityWalk!

BERTMAN Original Ball Park Mustard
Joseph Bertman, originally made the mustard in his garage behind his house in Cleveland. He made it primarily for League Park, one of his best customers. League Park, many years later became Municipal Stadium and the mustard followed and was the only brown mustard used for the entire time the stadium was opened. Eventually following to the opening of the Progressive Field as well.

View the Full NBC Sports Grill Menu

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Universal CityWalk Club Party Pass

We get a lot of questions about this one! If you like to enjoy the nightlife at Universal Studios you will need to pay cover charge or buy a PARTY PASS to enter some clubs. You can purchase a Party Pass at a club that charges cover, guest services or online.

CitWalk Clubs

Always call to verify hours as some clubs may have a private party! Hours are always subject to change.

Bob Marley – 4pm-2am ($7 cover after 10pm)
Pat O’Brien’s – 4pm-2am ($7 cover after 10pm)
Rising Star – 8pm-2am ($7 cover always)
Red Coconut Club – 8pm-2am ($7 cover after 10pm)
The Groove – 9pm-2am ($7 cover after 10pm)

*If you are in the club before cover starts, you will not be charged unless you leave and come back in.

PARTY PASS (unlimited access to all clubs for 1 night) = $11.99
PARTY PASS + MOVIE (additional fees for IMAX and 3D movies) = $15

PASSHOLDER TIPS
• FREE Parking is available after 6pm (Not valid for Halloween Horror Nights)
• FREE Party Pass is included with any multi-day ticket or for PREMIERE Passholders
• PREMIERE Passholders also get a FREE Guest Party Pass (Excludes Friday & Saturday)

CityWalk Late Night Eats

Need some food to keep the party going? Here are some late night food options.

Moe’s Southwest Grill – Mexican inspired fast food like tacos, burritos and salads. Open until 2:30am on weekends!
Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-11:30pm
Friday & Saturday 10:30am-2:30am

Panda Express – Asian inspired fast food like orange chicken, Beijing Beef, and BBQ pork ribs.
Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-2am

Red Oven Pizza – Grab yourself a freshly made hand tossed pizza.
Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-Midnight
Friday & Saturday 10:30am-1:30am

The Bread Box – Choose from a variety of freshly made sandwiches.
Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-Midnight
Friday & Saturday 10:30am-1am

Hot Dog Hall of Fame – Famous hot dogs from across the US.
Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-1am

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Fast & Furious: Supercharged

One of the most successful film franchises of all time will soon become one of Universal Studios Florida’s most action-packed ride experiences. Universal Orlando Resort announced today that Fast & Furious: Supercharged will join its incredible lineup of attractions in 2018 – continuing the unprecedented growth of the destination.

Guests will experience a high-octane journey that fuses an original storyline and incredible ride technology with everything that fans love about the films—popular characters, exhilarating environments, nonstop action and, of course, high-speed cars.

Led by film stars Vin Diesel (Dom Toretto), Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) and Tyrese Gibson (Roman), guests will feel like part of the “Fast family” as they embark on a thrilling new Fast & Furious adventure. They will be immersed in the underground racing world made famous in the films, explore the headquarters of Toretto and his team and even get to check out some of the supercharged cars they’ve seen on the big screen. Then, guests will board specially designed vehicles and take off on an adrenaline-pumping ride with their favorite stars from the films.

During the experience, guests will:

  • Join up with the Fast & Furious crew as they feel what it’s like to step into their favorite Fast & Furious film
  • Immerse themselves in an authentic re-creation of the Fast & Furious crew’s warehouse headquarters – filled with actual props, iconic scenes, authentic details and supercharged vehicles from the films
  • Ride with the family and crew as the film’s soundtracks pumps, vehicles flip, rockets fire – and the action builds; and –
  • Check out more than a dozen of the supercharged cars from the films – including some driven by their favorite characters, like Dom’s classic muscle car, Roman’s super lux coupe and more.

Fast & Furious Virtual Line

This new attraction will also feature the Virtual Line experience. This allows you to select a time to ride in advance so you can wait in line, virtually, as you enjoy other experiences throughout the park.

FUN FACT: Fast & Furious: Supercharged replaced Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue and Disaster: A Major Motion Picture Starring You!

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What is 4DX?

4DX is an immersive and interactive movie theater technology developed by a South Korean company (CJ 4DPLEX). The technology uses motion seats along with environmental effects to make you feel like you are part of the movie. The first movie to play in 4DX was in 2009 for Journey to the center of the Earth. Other countries have had this technology for years and it didn’t come to America until 2014. Regal Cinemas of LA was the first theater to adopt the technology with the showing of Transformer: Age of Extinction.

How Do 4DX Seats Work?

4DX is the ultimate movie technology offering a fully immersive cinematic experience. Don’t just watch the movie but live it! 4DX motion seats are much better than DBOX seats and have a better range with three dimensional motion. 4DX motion chairs are equipped with three base movements of heave (move up and down), roll (move left and right) and pitch (tilt backward and forward). When combined it create an endless expanse of possible combinations to mimic such actions as flying and driving.

Click on a 4DX effect below to see it in action!

Heave
Roll
Pitch

4DX Effects

Other seat effects including slow panning, strong vibrations, fluid and dynamic motion, leg ticklers and back punches. When I say the seats move, they really move! So be ready ???? Environmental effects and simulated weather include rain, rain storms, air/mist, wind, fog/smoke, lightning, snow, bubbles and even scent. At this time there are 8 scents 4DX can produce. But we have only smelled it a couple times and wish they would use this feature more. Some smells include floral scents, coffee, burning rubber, gunpowder and more. All of these effects are perfectly synced with the action on screen. Whether it’s a bad storm or a cool breeze, a smoky explosions or the warm smell of coffee, the 4DX technology enhances these experiences with appropriate effects.

Click on a 4DX effect below to see it in action!
From what I can tell, there are NO warm air effects in the Regal 4DX chairs on International Drive.

Wind
Scent
Lightning
Fog
Bubbles
Air
Warm Air
Rain
Rainstorm
Snow
Water

PASSHOLDER TIPS
• With all the wind and rain, 4dx theaters can get a little cold. Be sure to bring a sweatshirt just in case.
• Don’t eat a large meal before seeing a 4DX movie! All that movement and a full belly don’t combine well.

4DX Review

Lucky for us, Orlando became one of the few cities to utilize the new 4DX technology. Regal Cinemas on International drive started offering 4DX movies in March 2017. One of the entire theaters had to be gutted and retrofitted to use the technology. Kong: Skull Island was the first movie offered and the 4DX was impressive. Movies are now no longer bound by just site and sound. 4DX is the next step in film evolution allowing audiences to experience a movie in a whole new way.

3D, DBOX and 4DX is NOT for everyone! But if you are into immersive movie going experiences, then you are going to love 4DX. The technology is very similar to Shrek 4D at Universal Studios (only better). I am a huge movie fan and love technology so 4DX is a perfect match for me. I get bored easy and 4DX gets me more involved in the movie. I almost like any movie better in 3D and 4DX. There is a lot of dynamic movement especially in action scenes. So if you are not into that, than 4DX is not for you.

We will be reviewing 4DX movies so we can so we can bring you the latest information on each movie. This will help you make informed decision if a movie and the 4DX effects are worth your hard earned money.

See all our 4DX Movie Reviews here

4DX Movies in Orlando

You can catch a 4DX movie at the Regal Theater on International Drive

Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
9101 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 248-9045
Regal Orlando Website

New Theaters Now Offering 4DX and ScreenX

ScreenX is a new technology that projects the movie not only on the screen but along the walls of the theater as well. The first 4DX theater combined with ScreenX projections has debuted in California. Below is a short video of the 4DX/ScreenX theater.

CityWalk Universal Studios Orlando

CityWalk at night converts to an amazing dining, nightlife and entertainment destination!

Universal Studios Orlando CityWalk

CityWalk Club Party Pass

If you like to enjoy the nightlife at Universal Studios you will need to pay cover charge or buy a PARTY PASS to enter some clubs! Learn everything about the CityWalk clubs and who charges cover and prices.
Learn More about the CityWalk Club Party Pass

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Universal’s Sapphire Falls Hotel

Sapphire Falls is a Caribbean themed resort and Universal’s fifth hotel. It is inspired by the relaxing environment of the Caribbean islands with a scenic river view and waterfall. It boasts the largest onsite hotel pool at 16,000 sqft. The pool has a white sand beach, a water slide and a fire pit. There is also a a poolside bar and grill called the Drhum Club Kantine.

Caribbean Carnival Dinner Show Passholder Discount

Join a lively celebration filled with Caribbean flair. Enjoy authentic food, songs and dances inspired by the islands of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. Come savor the vibrant colors, delightful tastes and rich sounds of the Caribbean.

For a limited time, Annual Passholders can save 20% on select nights. Purchase online and enter discount code UOAP20.

Purchase Tickets Here

Sapphire Falls Review

Strong Water Tavern overlooks the waterfall area and specializes in a variety of rums along with a tapas style menu. The Amatista Cookhouse is a Caribbean inspired full-service restaurant with elegant theme and open exhibition type kitchen. We used our dining credit at this particular restaurant and we were a little underwhelmed. We will give it another try though before we make our final decision.

We had a chance to stay at the Sapphire falls a shortly after it opened. It has a great atmosphere and is a good edition to universal’s value hotel line up. It does seem a little smaller than the other resorts. Of course we have a blast whenever we stay on-site at universal and Sapphire Falls was no exception. Overall it was a fun experience but the hotel did not “WOW” me. If you are looking for a fun on-site value property check out Cabana Bay. I love the funky retro feel! It’s my personal favorite ???? Sapphire Falls has a nice laid back elegant feel at a value price.

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Christmas at Universal Orlando 2017

Starting November 18, holiday cheer and a little mischief here and there will take over Universal Orlando Resort for its destination-wide Holidays celebration. Guests of all ages will enjoy a Holiday celebration like no other with more dates than ever before. At Universal Orlando guests can witness the magic of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, watch all-new larger-than-life balloons and incredible entertainment fill the streets during the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, uncover the true meaning of Grinchmas, rock around the Music Plaza Stage to Mannheim Steamroller and more.  

Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration will run daily from November 18 to January 6 and includes the following festivities

NEW! Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Harry Potter Christmas
For the first time at Universal Orlando Resort, Christmas is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Guests will be surrounded by uniquely themed Christmas decorations, garlands and lights as they walk the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. They will also enjoy special holiday themed food and holiday performances by the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. And as night falls – state-of-the-art projection mapping and lighting will wrap Hogwarts castle, bringing incredible Christmas moments inspired by the Harry Potter series to life.

NEW! Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

Universal Orlando Resort is partnering with Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment, to bring a brand-new parade to Universal Studios Florida. Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s will feature more than a dozen new festive balloons and over 15 incredibly detailed floats that can’t be seen anywhere else – all designed exclusively for Universal Orlando.  The parade will also include appearances by the Minions and other favorite characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar and Shrek – and the jolly man himself, Santa Claus.
 
PASSHOLDER EXCLUSIVE

Annual Passholder Viewing Area for the All-New Holiday Parade

Annual Passholders can enjoy the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s from a special viewing area in front of Mel’s Drive-In. Just show your valid Seasonal or Annual Pass to get in. Make sure to arrive early, as space is limited. Note that blockout dates apply to Seasonal and Power Annual Passes.

The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular

Universal Grinchmas Celebration
During the holiday season, Seuss Landing is decorated with the holiday charm and cheer of Dr. Seuss’s Who-ville. Guests will watch the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes during a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic in the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” and join the merry Whos from Who-ville as they celebrate the true meaning of the season and bring Grinchmas to life throughout Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. And, on sale now, guests can enjoy a festive breakfast with the Grinch and his friends on select dates.

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast

Universal The Grinch Character Breakfast
The Grinch brings his special blend of mischief, turning your morning meal into an animated adventure. After you choose from delectable buffet selections, get your camera ready. The Green One himself will make the rounds, stopping at every table to pose for photos. Will his heart grow three sizes bigger that day? Or will his belly? All we can say is watch out—he’s been known to steal his share of bacon here and there.

Location
Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous in Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Day & Time – Reservations required.
Nov. 18-19, 24-26, Dec. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-25; 8-10am

Price
Adults – $34.99 (+tax) | Children – $20.99 (+tax)

PASSHOLDER EXCLUSIVE

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast Discount for Premier & Preferred Passholders
Enjoy irresistible entrees and meet The Grinch as he stops at every table to take photos and share some hilariously snarky small talk. On select dates Nov. 18 through Dec. 3, 2017, Preferred Passholders receive a 10% discount and Premier Passholders receive a 15% discount. Must show valid Annual Pass at time of purchase. Reservations required.

Valid on select dates: – Reservations required.
Nov. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and Dec. 1, 2, 3

To Purchase: Call 1-866-PASS-4-FUN or visit the front gate of Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Day-of purchases can be made at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
 

Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Orlando
Holiday music sensation, Manheim Steamroller, returns to Universal Orlando to spread cheer for all to hear during live concerts at Universal Studios Florida on Nov. 18, 19, 25, 26 and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17.  

Holidays at Universal’s On-Site Hotels

Holidays at Universal Hotels
Staying on-site is the best way to experience the Holidays celebration at Universal Orlando Resort. All five hotels will glisten with festive decorations and offer holiday activities, including tree lightings, menorah lightings, and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve buffets.

Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year’s Activities At Our On-Site Hotels

The last weeks of the year should be festive, merry and memorable. We have it all covered at our on-site resorts with traditional lightings, feasts and parties.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Christmas buffet
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus visits on the Harbor Piazza
  • Strolling holiday carolers in the lobby and throughout the hotel
  • Kids holiday crafts table in the lobby
  • Holiday cookies and beverages in the lobby
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby
  • New Year’s Eve party on the Harbor Piazza

Hard Rock Hotel

  • Wine Riffs
  • Christmas Day brunch in The Kitchen (prix fixe menus also offered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
  • New Year’s Day breakfast buffet in The Kitchen
  • Christmas tree lighting in the lobby
  • Holiday activities in The Kitchen – to include visits from Santa, holiday movies and a magician
  • Holiday-themed Dive-in Movies poolside
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby
  • Rock-in 2018! New Year’s Eve lobby party
  • New Year’s Eve buffet in The Kitchen (includes Rock-in 2018! New Year’s Eve lobby party)

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

  • Christmas buffet in Islands Dining Room
  • Christmas tree lighting in the lobby on the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Ornament and stocking decorating in the lobby
  • Holiday storytelling in Orchid Court
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby
  • Jake’s Beer Festival on New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Eve buffet in Islands Dining Room (includes dessert reception in Orchid Court Lounge)

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

  • Christmas breakfast buffet
  • Christmas buffet in Amatista Cookhouse
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • Christmas holiday menu items in Bayliner Diner
  • Christmas tree lighting in the lobby on the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Meet and greets with Santa in the lobby
  • Meet and greets with Santa’s elves in the lobby
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby
  • New Year’s Eve celebration in Bayliner Diner

EVE at Universal CityWalk

New Years Eve at Universal Orlando
To celebrate the New Year, guests can dance the night away at EVE, Universal CityWalk’s dazzling New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests can celebrate the New Year in style with the largest dance floor in Orlando, live entertainment and endless decadent dishes and signature drinks.  Tickets go on sale soon.

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